Bobcat Goldthwait, known for his role as Zed in Police Academy (and not too much else), has finally found an avenue of show business where he isn't painfully annoying: advertising. He recently directed those goofy, enjoyable ads with Dean Cain introducing Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8, after receiving praise for his film Stay. In an interview with Brandweek, he describes his initial apprehension that the ad game was for "the kind of folks who are really good in the room," as opposed to his lower-key, more improvisational approach of seeing what sticks to the wall. This business could use more of his relative humility, so we hope he keeps a tight grip on it. All the same, we're surprised he broke into advertising before Patton Oswalt, whose stand-up routine is rife with commercial references.
—Posted by David Kiefaber